Smokey Thomas says US Steel’s Hamilton closure is part of a larger trend that’s shrinking Ontario’s middle class.
CAW says Chrysler tone constructive, deal should come shortly.
Incorporates Ford pattern, plus 1,750 jobs created, maintained or extended.
Putting off strike as it looks for a deal after Ford agreement.
Even a short strike could harm economic growth: Moody
Also prepared to extend current two-tier timeframe for several years.
Demands for two tiers; COLA, pensions under the gun.
Canadian Automotive Workers’ union says the car makers aren’t serious about reaching a deal, wanting to cut costs from existing agreements.